In 2004, Raz-Kids launched with the mission to make reading easier and more fun for students. The site began with just a handful of animated audio books and interactive quizzes. Today, hundreds of books engage students with animation and sound effects as they listen to fluent reading, record their own reading for practice, and take quizzes on what they read. Teachers can assess particular reading skills with online assessments. Students earn stars for reading and quiz activity to spend equipping their own Raz Rocket. They also have access to collections of poetry books, song books, and nursery rhymes. New animated books and Spanish eBooks are added regularly to the award-winning site.
Always available via the Web, including through mobile apps for iPad, Kindle Fire, and other Android tablets, more than 1 billion Raz-Kids eBooks have been read in 165+ countries worldwide.
A unique classroom management system gives teachers access to several detailed class and individual student reports so they can monitor students’ reading and comprehension progress. Wherever applicable, language arts correlations to the Washington State Standards are included for the quizzes. Parent access to their child’s report encourages participation between home and school as students improve their reading skills and advance through reading levels.